A new test has been developed in Turku, Finland, that helps in separating heart attack patients from those whose cardiac troponin values are elevated due to renal insufficiency. Blood sample tests for cardiac troponins are an important cornerstone in the diagnostics of heart attack, but the result may be elevated also due to other transient or chronic conditions, such as renal insufficiency, atrial fibrillation or strenuous physical exercise. The new test may help in identifying myocardial infarction (MI) faster and more specifically and thus improve the treatment of MI patients.
– Developing new diagnostic methods for detection and treatment of various diseases are key objectives of the InFLAMES Research Flagship. Collaboration with companies is invaluable to achieve this goal. The next InFLAMES Corporate Corner discusses on how the University and companies are already facilitating the cooperation and what more is needed, both from us and the diagnostics companies, to make the process even smoother” says InFLAMES Project Manager Kaisa Hakkila.